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Jay Kopelman

Author / Lieutenant Colonel, US Marine Corps

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 Jay Kopelman Biography

From his earliest days on the elementary school playground, Jay Kopelman has championed for – and taken pride in defending – those who could not necessarily stand up for themselves. He continues to champion for the underdog, and has dedicated his adult life to helping others: first, as an officer of Marines for 21 years; then later as the executive director of a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting wounded service members and their families; and, finally, as a health care innovation leader seeking improved patient outcomes. Though he has performed combat operations in Iraq, Lieutenant Colonel Kopelman (U.S. Marine Corps, retired) has continually managed to demonstrate compassion for those who have suffered at the hands of tyrants.

Today, Kopelman serves as a contractor with Janssen Healthcare Innovation (JHI) – a part of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies – in the role of Global Trial Manager. At JHI, he helps lead innovative and novel approaches to improving patient outcomes by leveraging new technologies that encourage and assist health care providers and patients alike to play a more active role in their health and post-event outcomes. Specifically, Kopelman is leading the implementation of a novel approach to cardiac rehabilitation at the VA Medical Center in San Francisco, and the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine in La Jolla, CA. By developing new technologies that deliver and enhance education, individual exercise programs, and patient-facing interactive web solutions, JHI can deliver improved patient outcomes, thereby significantly reducing re-hospitalization rates.

Kopelman began his military career in the US Navy in 1985, training to become a Naval Aviator, and then transferred to the Marine Corps in 1992, where he continued to fly before becoming a forward air controller and earning his gold naval parachutist wings. His last assignment was as the Deputy Director for advisor training at Camp Pendleton.

In 2004, as the Special Operations Forces Liaison Officer for the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force (I MEF), Kopelman was deployed to Iraq to train the Iraqi Special Forces (SSF). In October, he was assigned as the liaison officer to an Iraqi Army battalion, and they entered the city of Fallujah (at the time, considered the most dangerous place on Earth) in November to battle insurgents for control of the city. Subsequently, Kopelman served as the I MEF liaison officer to a joint special operations task force and as a liaison officer to the Iraqi border forces – the Desert Wolves – at the Syrian and Jordanian borders.

Kopelman has appeared frequently on both network (Fox) and local television news to discuss breaking stories, events, and issues of importance to the military and veterans. He has authored two books, the New York Times and international bestselling memoir, From Baghdad, With Love: A Marine, the War, and a Dog Named Lava; and From Baghdad to America: Life After War for a Marine and His Rescued Dog. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Virtual Reality Medical Center, a San Diego-based company with offices in Los Angeles and Palo Alto, CA, that has been using simulation technologies to treat returning combat veterans suffering from PTSD via graded exposure therapy. Kopelman also serves as a member of the board of directors of Freedom Is Not Free, and is a supporter of San Diego-based Challenged Athletes Foundation. He raises funds for their Operation Rebound program, the penultimate program of its type, dedicated to bringing sports and exercise to permanently disabled veterans and first responders.

Speaking to audiences about his experiences in Iraq, he also addresses his journey of leadership, and his perspectives on current world events, terrorism, and how politics will affect Iraq and the world. Additionally, Kopelman is well versed on the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and the resultant casualties of this debilitating and insidious disease. He speaks to these issues, as well as the increasing rates of suicide, substance abuse, and homelessness among our veterans and what can be done to help them.

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Speaking Topics
  • From Baghdad with Love: A Marine, The War, And A Dog Named Lava

  • A Marine’s Eye View of the War in Iraq

  • Leadership Under Difficult Circumstances

  • How Do We Win the War on Terror

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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jay Kopelman for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jay Kopelman for your next private or corporate function.
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Jay Kopelman

Author / Lieutenant Colonel, US Marine Corps

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Jay Kopelman Biography

From his earliest days on the elementary school playground, Jay Kopelman has championed for – and taken pride in defending – those who could not necessarily stand up for themselves. He continues to champion for the underdog, and has dedicated his adult life to helping others: first, as an officer of Marines for 21 years; then later as the executive director of a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting wounded service members and their families; and, finally, as a health care innovation leader seeking improved patient outcomes. Though he has performed combat operations in Iraq, Lieutenant Colonel Kopelman (U.S. Marine Corps, retired) has continually managed to demonstrate compassion for those who have suffered at the hands of tyrants.

Today, Kopelman serves as a contractor with Janssen Healthcare Innovation (JHI) – a part of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies – in the role of Global Trial Manager. At JHI, he helps lead innovative and novel approaches to improving patient outcomes by leveraging new technologies that encourage and assist health care providers and patients alike to play a more active role in their health and post-event outcomes. Specifically, Kopelman is leading the implementation of a novel approach to cardiac rehabilitation at the VA Medical Center in San Francisco, and the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine in La Jolla, CA. By developing new technologies that deliver and enhance education, individual exercise programs, and patient-facing interactive web solutions, JHI can deliver improved patient outcomes, thereby significantly reducing re-hospitalization rates.

Kopelman began his military career in the US Navy in 1985, training to become a Naval Aviator, and then transferred to the Marine Corps in 1992, where he continued to fly before becoming a forward air controller and earning his gold naval parachutist wings. His last assignment was as the Deputy Director for advisor training at Camp Pendleton.

In 2004, as the Special Operations Forces Liaison Officer for the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force (I MEF), Kopelman was deployed to Iraq to train the Iraqi Special Forces (SSF). In October, he was assigned as the liaison officer to an Iraqi Army battalion, and they entered the city of Fallujah (at the time, considered the most dangerous place on Earth) in November to battle insurgents for control of the city. Subsequently, Kopelman served as the I MEF liaison officer to a joint special operations task force and as a liaison officer to the Iraqi border forces – the Desert Wolves – at the Syrian and Jordanian borders.

Kopelman has appeared frequently on both network (Fox) and local television news to discuss breaking stories, events, and issues of importance to the military and veterans. He has authored two books, the New York Times and international bestselling memoir, From Baghdad, With Love: A Marine, the War, and a Dog Named Lava; and From Baghdad to America: Life After War for a Marine and His Rescued Dog. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Virtual Reality Medical Center, a San Diego-based company with offices in Los Angeles and Palo Alto, CA, that has been using simulation technologies to treat returning combat veterans suffering from PTSD via graded exposure therapy. Kopelman also serves as a member of the board of directors of Freedom Is Not Free, and is a supporter of San Diego-based Challenged Athletes Foundation. He raises funds for their Operation Rebound program, the penultimate program of its type, dedicated to bringing sports and exercise to permanently disabled veterans and first responders.

Speaking to audiences about his experiences in Iraq, he also addresses his journey of leadership, and his perspectives on current world events, terrorism, and how politics will affect Iraq and the world. Additionally, Kopelman is well versed on the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and the resultant casualties of this debilitating and insidious disease. He speaks to these issues, as well as the increasing rates of suicide, substance abuse, and homelessness among our veterans and what can be done to help them.

Jay Kopelman Speaking Topics

  • From Baghdad with Love: A Marine, The War, And A Dog Named Lava

  • A Marine’s Eye View of the War in Iraq

  • Leadership Under Difficult Circumstances

  • How Do We Win the War on Terror

FAQs on booking Jay Kopelman

  • How to book Jay Kopelman?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Jay Kopelman for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Jay Kopelman, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Jay Kopelman or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Jay Kopelman?

    Booking fees for Jay Kopelman, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Jay Kopelman, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Jay Kopelman?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jay Kopelman for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jay Kopelman for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Jay Kopelman or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jay Kopelman or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Jay Kopelman is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Jay Kopelman for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Jay Kopelman generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Rye Barcott, Robert D. Kaplan, David Goodman and Judith Miller. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jay Kopelman for an upcoming event.

Jay Kopelman Speaking Topics

  • From Baghdad with Love: A Marine, The War, And A Dog Named Lava

  • A Marine’s Eye View of the War in Iraq

  • Leadership Under Difficult Circumstances

  • How Do We Win the War on Terror

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